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CALL FOR WINDOW INSTALLATION
The Larry Spring Museum celebrates Larry Spring’s DIY Spirit of Amateur Inquiry as a means to open up his collection to new creative possibilities. We imagine the Museum as a constellation of art and science wonders where the community engages through collaborative action.
In this spirit, we invite artists, makers, and other creative beings to submit a proposal for an installation in the Museum’s street-facing window. Your proposal should incorporate the use of found objects and artifacts and materials from the Larry Spring Museum’s collection and/or should be responsive to the Museum, its history, presence, and collections.
We’re interested in proposals that conceptually explore one or more of the following topic areas: the visualization of math and/or physics, knowledge production through making, the secret life of found objects, electromagnetism, earthly and otherworldly treasures, and/or systems of arcane and esoteric knowledge. However, we hold wonder and surprise in esteem, so if you have a strong idea that falls outside those parameters, please share. We’re interested in asking questions we have yet to know.
The Larry Spring Museum will pay up to $50 in material expenses plus a $100 honorarium to selected artists. Each installation will be displayed for four months.
We ask that you share your process and insights virtually and to Museum visitors on-site during the installation process.
Send a proposal (200 words max), a short statement introducing yourself, and examples of your work (5 images or a 2 min video), to firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes on the installation space:
The window is south facing and has UV protection.
The window itself is divided in half with a mullion and contains some text and graphics at mid-point. The left-hand window has the words Larry Spring hand-painted onto the glass in black and gold. The right-hand side has a graphic of a Magnesphere that is hand-painted in black and gold.
The interior platform’s installation area is approximately 14 ft long x 3.6 ft wide. The window is approximately 6 ft tall with an additional 2 ft of wall space on top for rigging lighting and other installation elements.